Russia: Barrows, Ziggurats "5 " / FIVE BROTHERS

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Large burial mounds (some over 20 metres high), provide the most valuable archaeological remains associated with the Scythians. They dot the Ukrainian and south Russian steppes, extending in great chains for many kilometers along ridges and watersheds. From them archaeologists have learned much about Scythian life and art. The Ukrainian term for such a burial mound, "kurhan" (Ukrainian: ) as well as the Russian term kurgan, derives from a Turkic word for "castle". Scythian tribes and clans have left behind them as important ethnological markers their tamgas (brand-marks which identify individual possession), a must for pastoral societies with shared grazing-ranges. Tamgas allow reconstruction of movements and family links where no written records have survived.


 

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